Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that the Shiv Sena wanted to form a coalition government with the Congress and NCP after 2014 state elections has set off a political storm. In an interview with PTI, when asked what made the Congress join hands with the ideologically opposite Sena, Chavan said, ‘A similar situation emerged…
India on Friday issued an advisory for Indians travelling from China especially from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where hundreds of Indian students study, following the outbreak of a new virus that has claimed the life of two persons and infected dozens of others.
New Delhi: The government will provide a financial support of up to Rs 15 lakh under its Rashtriya Arogaya Nidhi scheme for one-time treatment of rare diseases, according to the much-awaited draft Rare Diseases Policy.
Under the draft National Policy for Rare Diseases released on Monday, beneficiaries would not be limited to Below Poverty Line families, but will also cover 40 per cent of the population eligible as per norms of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana for their treatment in government tertiary hospitals only.
The Union Health Ministry intends to notify certain medical institutes as Centers of Excellence for Rare Diseases.
New Delhi: The Union Budget 2020-21 on February 1 could have some good news for salaried taxpayers as the government is reportedly considering giving tax exemptions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for savings under the 80 category and carve out a separate section under 80C of the Income Tax Act to provide tax exemptions up to Rs 50,000 for National Savings Certificate (NSC).
The Army will take action if it receives orders to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Army chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane said Saturday.
Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for mass protests against the new citizenship law, her party TMC accused the Union government of ‘internationally embarrassing the country’ and ‘making enemies out of friends’.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, 12 December gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, turning it into an Act.
According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.
According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.Here is the
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.
Home Minister Amit Shah is introducing the contentious citizenship amendment bill in the Lok Sabha amid protests by the Congress that has called the legislative proposal ‘nothing but legislation targeted against minorities’. Amit Shah promptly contested the charge, insisting that ‘this bill is not against minorities of this country’ but against infiltrators. Shah assured the…
Apart from assuring a fast-track trial in the Unnao rape-and-murder case, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced Rs 25 lakh compensation for Unnao victim’s family and also a house under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna. “Rs 25 lakh compensation for Unnao victim and a house under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna and fast-track trial,” the UP government said….
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Ajit’s decision to support BJP ‘against the party line’: Sharad Pawar Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday that his nephew Ajit Pawar’s decision to lend support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra was “indiscipline” and “against the party lines”. He also cautioned party MLAs backing Ajit Pawar that they may…
The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), that held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the modalities of the government formation in Maharashtra, want Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the next chief minister of the state. The sources also said while there was no discussion on the distribution of the portfolios in the…